Parties in Downing Street during the COVID lockdown

I shared the country’s shock and disgust over the revelations about Downing Street parties being held during Christmas 2020, while the rest of us were in lockdown.

I am outraged that Downing Street staff were holding parties which could have contributed to the spread of covid-19, at a time when the rest of us were prevented from seeing our loved ones.

The admission on 12 January 2022 by the Prime Minister, that he attended at least one of these events raises serious questions about his integrity and therefore his ability to continue in office.

Now that it is confirmed that the Metropolitan Police have issued fines to MPs including the Prime Minister and the Chancellor who attended these parties, I call on the prime Minister and the Chancellor to resign. In fact, I call on all the MPs and staff who attended these parties in Downing Street and Whitehall to resign.

The same casual disregard for proper conduct that saw PPE contracts being given to mates and donors of Tory MPs is evident in the early conscious failure to lockdown quickly enough at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure that profits took precedence over public health needs.

This is all unforgivable, but frankly it doesn’t surprise me that such morally bankrupt people would behave in this way. They are showing their true colours and must be shown up for who they are.